OF Bobby Abreu will attempt a comeback with the Phillies in
spring training, as he signed a minor league contract with the
team Jan. 21. Abreu, who played for the Phillies from 1998-2006,
will earn $800,000 if he makes the team, CBSSports.com reported.
Abreu, who turns 40 in March, did not play in the big leagues
last season, but he played well in winter ball in Venezuela. He
hit .322 with 10 doubles, three triples, three home runs and 28
RBIs in 180 plate appearances for Leones del Caracas this
Abreu last played in the majors with the Los Angeles Angels and
Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012, hitting .242 with three home runs
in 100 games.
Philadelphia Phillies: Gaudin, Chad
RHP Chad Gaudin signed a minor league contract with the Phillies
on Jan. 21 and received with an invitation to spring training.
Gaudin, 30, has experience as a starter and reliever. He was 5-2
with a 3.06 ERA in 97 innings for the San Francisco Giants last
season, but an elbow contusion and carpal tunnel syndrome
limited his availability. Gaudin appeared in 30 games — 12
starts and 18 relief appearances — in 2013.
Chicago White Sox: Omogrosso, Brian
RHP Brian Omogrosso, who missed the second half of last season
due to an elbow injury, signed a minor league deal with the
White Sox in mid-January. Omogrosso had bone spurs surgically
removed from his right elbow in August, and Chicago removed him
from its 40-man roster in October. He made 12 relief appearances
for the White Sox in 2013, going 0-2 with a 9.27 ERA.
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